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New Releases

New Releases

From foreign delights to must-see indies and riveting documentaries, some of the best new films show year-round at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Red Hollywood and the Blacklist

Red Hollywood and the Blacklist

Aug 15 - Aug 21

The Film Society will present a one-week exclusive theatrical run of Thom Andersen and Noël Burch’s Red Hollywood, the groundbreaking documentary about the men and women whose careers were destroyed by the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s, along with a selection of films by blacklist casualties—subversive period epics, lean and morally complex noirs, and snappy, class-conscious comedies—chosen by Andersen himself.

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Free Talks

Free Talks

Aug 20

Our free Amphitheater talks continue with filmmakers and actors including James Gray, Kelly Reichardt, Matthew McConaughey, Takashi Murakami, Ari Folman, Ira Sachs, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and more, plus panel discussions about transmedia and television.

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Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi

Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi

Aug 22 - Aug 28

What makes good science fiction? That depends on who—and where—you ask. This eye-popping international assortment includes innovative films from the genre’s renaissance in the late 1960s and 1970s, as well as gripping work by major auteurs. Many are rare screenings of foreign 35mm prints, and all are best appreciated on the big screen.

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Freaky Fridays

Freaky Fridays

Aug 22 - Aug 29

Just like Midnight Movies—only earlier! Join us every Friday at 11pm for your fix of mind-melting gross-out horror and classic cult cinema, in glorious 35mm!

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Time Regained: The Films of Lav Diaz

Time Regained: The Films of Lav Diaz

Aug 24

The Film Society is proud to present the most complete American retrospective to date of this major, criminally underseen Filipino master, timed to the release of his latest film, Norte, the End of History. The series launches with a rare screening of his seven-and-a-half-hour Melancholia (2008) and continues with one screening a month through February 2015.

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Film Comment Double Feature

Film Comment Double Feature

Aug 26

Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise. Enjoy two films for the price of one!

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James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business

James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business

Aug 29 - Sep 1

The work of James Brown was something radically new in the landscape of ’60s pop music: a marriage of movement and voice that felt both tightly regulated and out of control. It’s no surprise that Brown, whose art relied so heavily on gesture and dance, had a special relationship with the camera. Much of his finest work can be found in his film appearances, of which this series represents the cream of the crop.

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50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?

50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?

Sep 5 - Sep 14

Over the course of 12 features—six maniacal midnight-movie classics and six subversive exercises in genre revision made on the fringes of Hollywood—John Waters has created one of the most influential and beloved bodies of work in all of American underground cinema. As part of our complete retrospective, Waters will also present a series of films, from British domestic melodramas to Hollywood horror franchises, that, in his words, “I’m jealous I didn’t make.”

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NYFF52 Main Slate

NYFF52 Main Slate

Sep 26 - Oct 12

Join us as North America's second oldest film festival marks its 52nd edition with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, galas and much more!

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NYFF52 Retrospective – Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast

NYFF52 Retrospective – Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast

Sep 26 - Oct 12

The observations of “the most intelligent man in contemporary cinema,” to quote Jean-Luc Godard in 1958, led to 20 of the sharpest, toughest, wittiest, and most intricate films to come out of Hollywood at its peak. Why pay tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz now? Because, to put it simply, Mankiewicz matters—to cinema, and to you.

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NYFF52 Revivals

NYFF52 Revivals

Sep 26 - Oct 12

As Martin Scorsese has put it, there will be no future for cinema if we don’t preserve its past. These wondrous films are in serious need of attention, and each one is here to discover… or re-discover.

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NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

Sep 26 - Oct 12

It’s a commonplace to think of documentary as an add-on to fiction, something extra, and of course nothing could be further from the truth: cinema started with documentary, and it will always be at the core of the art form. These 15 films, so vastly different in outlook and method and tone, represent the best in documentary filmmaking today.

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The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

Oct 11 - Apr 27

The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!

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